PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Lois W. Lowry, Patricia Hayes, Joellen B. Edwards
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections are considered a clinical indicator of quality of care. A descriptive research study was conducted to identify the strategies used by hospitals to reduce or eliminate CAUTIs. Infection Control Preventionists were surveyed. In a predominately rural southeastern state, this study demonstrated that about 40% of hospitals surveyed are implementing CAUTI prevention processes.
Dissertation - Open Access
Rife, Furnell, "Strategies Used by Hospitals in a Southeastern State to Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Comparing the Outcomes by Hospital Structure and Processes" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1490. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1490
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